Digital Health VC

Observations by a European Venture Capitalist

15min Digital Health Briefing#26

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

In November, our friend Roberto is hosting Frontiers Health in Berlin. Zane Burke, CEO of Livongo will be there, we will be there, and over 700 other interesting healthcare players will be there. If you want to join the party, hit us up for a 25% discount code.

Alongside selling laptops, cell phones and consumer tech, …

15min Digital Health Briefing#25

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

The time of VC mega funds is not over (yet): Investment giant Blackstone joins the game ready to write USD 500mn checks. Great timing – WeWork is apparently looking for funding.

«Medical price roulette»: When you think you are insured, have surgery and then end up with a USD 600k bill. We’ve mentioned the …

15min Digital Health Briefing#24

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

It’s only Wednesday but we already have the #facepalm of the week: Medical images of millions of patients are easily accessible online, a collaboration of Res Publica and Bayerischer Rundfunk found. The imaging data (x-rays, MRIs) also includes birthdates, names and social security numbers. To access, all you need is a web browser. The data …

15min Digital Health Briefing#23

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

Enjoy your 15 minutes of digital health. Btw: If you come across an interesting study / article, please feel free to share with us. Highly appreciated.

In 2019, already four digital health companies have gone public (Health Catalyst, Livongo Health, Phreesia and Change Healthcare) with a summed up market cap of USD 7.1bn. So far, digital …

15min Digital Health Briefing#22

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

Turmoil in Apple’s healthcare team and high profile departures due to internal tension. Yes, health care is not easy. Rest assured though: We are here to stay. 

«One app to rule them all» sounds like a monopolist’s dream, but won’t be the future of digital health. While owning the entire patient experience may be a dream …

15min Digital Health Briefing#21

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

Drug dealer busted: J&J was only (?) fined USD 572mn for their role in the opioid epidemic. In response, their market cap increased by USD 15bn. 

Deloitte published their 2019 healthcare report. Health care spending to increase from USD 7.7tn (yep, that’s trillion) to USD 10.1tn. The report covers the main drivers and challenges of healthcare: …


Digital Health is a fast-changing field influenced by global digitalization and empowered by cutting-edge technologies. In recent years, the significance of the pace has become apparent and both challenges and opportunities have risen. Above all, the intensity of cooperation between Europe and China in the healthcare sector has largely increased.

To better understand the current dynamics and exploit opportunities for cooperation, …

15min Digital Health Briefing#20

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

How to drive media coverage? Make bold real-estate buying claims. Not here though. We won’t buy Greenland and will stick with digital health. Enjoy your briefing. 

According to a new report, the North American wearable market just hit a new milestone: a total of USD 2bn. The big winner is Samsung that increased its market share

15min Digital Health Briefing#19

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

Since this year’s healthcare section of Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report was falling a bit short, we are happy that there’s a new kid on the block: CB Insights published its first global health care report for Q2 2019. Insightful read.

Key highlights: Of the 10 most active VCs in digital health in Q2 2019, not …

15min Digital Health Briefing#18

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

Today’s slang lesson: The linkedin-endorsement burn – «Passive aggressively endorsing someone on LinkedIn for a menial skill such as Microsoft Word.» Now you know.  

Back to digital health: No new digital health IPOs this week, but still interesting stuff to report. Enjoy! 

Is Europe ready for a digital health unicorn? Yes! After Doctolib raised a USD …

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